Lynn Norton’s “USS Bellwether, NX-90866, Ingress Class”

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Star Trek – Lynn Norton – U.S.S. Bellwether
Mixed Media Sculpture
18″ x 11″ x 8.5″

Literature: See Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years, Titan Books, London, p.77 (illus).

Fictional starship display model, U.S.S. BELLWETHER, NX-90866, INGRESS CLASS science vessel with experimental METAWARP propulsion by Lynn A. Norton.

Lynn A. Norton is an artist who, since 1991, has sculpted nearly all of the Star Trek starship ornaments that have been produced by Hallmark for their beloved and bestselling Keepsake Ornaments line. Norton sculpts and prototypes original patterns for ornaments and toys from his personal home studio. His process remains the same as always. He starts by making detailed drawings and then employs engraving tools to hand-carve the ornaments from synthetic wood. Though Norton technically retired back in 2006, he continues to sculpt Hallmark’s Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments. As he told author John Peterson for the book Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments: The Inside Stories from the Artists Who Create Them, “I’d like nothing better than to sculpt starship ornaments until my fingers fall off.” He lives in Leawood, Kansas.

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Although the one-of-a-kind model has been auctioned off you can purchase a 13″ x 9″ print of the model for $14.95.

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Exhibited:

Comic-Con International
San Diego, CA, United States
July 21 – July 24, 2016
at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts
363 5th Avenue San Diego, CA

Star Trek Convention

Las Vegas, NV, United States
August 3 – August 7, 2016

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Toronto, Canada
August 19 – September 5, 2016

The Paley Center for Media

New York, NY, United States
September 16 – September 25, 2016

Destination Star Trek

Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 7 – October 9, 2016

Star Trek: The Exhibition

Blackpool, United Kingdom
October 14 – October 31, 2016

French Paper Gallery

Paris, France
November 10 – November 26, 2016

Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.

Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
December 13 – December 18, 2016

Star Trek Cruise I

Miami, FL, United States (*Note – The cruise sailed the Caribbean to Cozumel, Mexico and the Bahamas returning to Miami)
January 9 – January 16, 2017

Chabot Space & Science Center
San Francisco, CA, United States
February 3 – March 12, 2017

Middle East Film & Comic Con
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 6 – April 8, 2017

Lynn Norton is a 3D artist who has sculpted nearly all of Hallmark’s “Star Trek” ornaments since 1991. “I imagine the ship I’ve designed to be a science vessel that is capable of exploring the galaxy beyond the range of existing Federation craft,”

2 thoughts on “Lynn Norton’s “USS Bellwether, NX-90866, Ingress Class”

  1. Daniel S. Adams

    When oh when are we finally going to get a NCC 1201 B? Every year hundreds of the faithful Hallmark Star Trek Keepsake ornament collectors, plead for and yet never receive this sought after incarceration of the second generation of the Federations most famous namesake “Enterprise”! Each and every other successive Enterprise has been faithfully recreated (even some we purists wish hadn’t-aka the Kelvin Enterprise!). So how about it Mr. Norton and Hallmark, can we please make 2021 the year of the long awaited Enterprise NCC-1201 B! Please!

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